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The Saddest Words: William Faulkner's Civil War

Michael Gorra · Liveright
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

How do we read William Faulkner in the twenty-first century? asks Michael Gorra, one of America's most preeminent literary critics. Should we still read William Faulkner in this new century? What can his works tell us about the legacy of slavery and the Civil War, that central quarrel...
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Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and the Fight for Western Civilization

Joe Scarborough

New York Times Bestseller!

History called on Harry Truman to unite the Western world against Soviet communism, but first he had to rally Republicans and Democrats behind America's most dramatic foreign policy shift since George Washington delivered his farewell address. H

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The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke

SALLIE BINGHAM · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 352
Format: eBook

The definitive biography of Doris Duke, the legendary defiant and notorious tobacco heiress and philanthropist, from renowned author Sallie Bingham.As the founder of the Archive for Women's History and Culture at Duke University's Perkins Library, Sallie Bingham has been granted...
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South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War

Alice L. Baumgartner
Format: Hardcover

The Underground Railroad to the North promised salvation to many American slaves before the Civil War. But thousands of people in the south-central United States escaped slavery not by heading north but by crossing the southern border into Mexico, where slavery was abolished in 1837.In...
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The Spymasters: How the CIA's Directors Shape History and the Future

Chris Whipple · Scribner
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers, a remarkable, behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to run the world's most powerful intelligence agency - the CIA - as well as a sobering glimpse at the espionage and surveillance challenges of the future.Only fourteen...
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Standoff: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation

Jamie Thompson · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Standoff is award-winning journalist Jamie Thompson's gripping account of the deadliest attack on law enforcement since 9/11, and the officers behind an audacious plan to stop it.On the evening of July 7, 2016, protesters gathered in cities across the nation after police shot two black...
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Those Who Forget: My Family's Story in Nazi Europe – A Memoir, A History, A Warning

Geraldine Schwarz · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Those Who Forget, published to international awards and acclaim, is journalist Géraldine Schwarz's riveting account of her German and French grandparents' lives during World War II, an in-depth history of Europe's post-war reckoning with fascism, and an urgent appeal to remember...
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Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented Philosophy

Wolfram Eilenberger · Penguin Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A grand narrative of the intertwining lives of Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Ernst Cassirer, major philosophers whose ideas shaped the twentieth centuryThe year is 1919. The horror of the First World War is still fresh for the protagonists of Time of the Magicians,...
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To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq

Robert Draper · Penguin Press
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Dead Certain comes the definitive, revelatory reckoning with arguably the most disastrous decision in the history of American foreign policy--the decision to invade Iraq.Even now, after more than fifteen years, it is hard to see the invasion...
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Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads

Al Sharpton · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In RISE UP: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads, Rev. Al Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election, and Trump's subsequent hold on the GOP, and draws on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism. He also amplifies...
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